Echocardiogram assessment of the right heart can reveal the hidden signs of PH1,2

Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a haemodynamic and pathophysiological disorder found in multiple clinical conditions.2 One type of PH – called pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) – is deadly if left untreated, and diagnosis is often delayed.3,4 SuspectPH is designed to help you identify and refer your PH patients who could have PAH.

You can help detect PH and ensure patients get a timely diagnosis.

PAH is one type of PH. This rare but deadly condition is caused by narrowing or blockage of pulmonary arteries leading to elevated blood pressure within these vessels.1,2

PH symptoms are non-specific and include breathlessness, fatigue, angina and syncope.1,2

Symptoms of PAH can be easily mistaken for other conditions such as asthma.2,5 Patients with severe PAH who don’t get the right treatment in time may only survive 6 months.*3

*Median survival time in functional class IV patients who don’t receive PAH-specific treatment.

Key investigative tests such as echocardiogram assessment of the right heart can reveal the hidden signs of PH.1,2


Patients can wait 2.5 years on average for a PAH diagnosis from the onset of symptoms.4,5 By this time, ≥50% of pulmonary circulation may already be compromised.6

Prompt diagnosis and treatment at a PH expert centre may delay PAH progression and improve patient outcomes.2